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New 1105 hotline for Children's Cancer Center of Lebanon

MP Butros Harb speaks during a press conference at his residence in Hazmieh, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir

BEIRUT: Telecoms Minister Boutros Harb issued a decree allowing the Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon to use number 1105 on the mobile network for fundraising purposes, the National News Agency reported Thursday.

The number will be used in a CCCL campaign to be launched in July to raise funds to support their patients. The center does not charge children’s parents for the cost of treatment and relies on donations to cover its $15 million budget.

CCCL is affiliated with St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Tennessee and works in close coordination with the American University of Beirut Medical Center.

It has treated more than 1,000 children with cancer since 2002, the year of its inauguration, according to CCCL’s website.

 

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